A cultural analysis that seeks to describe the beliefs, values, worldview, and practices that are associated with Jewish Americans should discover that Jewish Americans are not a monolithic group. Their beliefs, values, views, and practices differ substantially.
One flashpoint for Jewish Americans is Israel. Some Jewish Americans feel a deep affinity for Israel and are offended when people criticize it. Other Jewish Americans have a less rosy view of Israel. Whatever its supposed association with Judaism is, these Jewish Americans don’t think such a link makes it permissible to whitewash Israel's brutal treatment of Palestinians.
Jewish Americans’ divergent beliefs and views about Israel can be evinced in numerous journal articles, including one called “Young American Jews and Israel: Beyond Birthright and BDS”.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement further illuminates the varied views of Jewish Americans. Some Jewish Americans support the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel due to its treatment of Palestinians. Other Jewish Americans think BDS is tantamount to anti-Semitism and should be outlawed in the United States.
When it comes to gender and sexuality, American Jews adopt different practices. Some Jews believe anyone of any gender or sexuality should be accepted and have the ability to get married (if they want to). Other Jews, particularly conservative Orthodox Jews, believe marriage is only between a man and a woman. Orthodox Jews aren't generally accepting of LGBTQ+ persons.
When it comes to women, American Jews hold dissimilar perspectives. Conservative American Jews tend to want to limit the woman’s role to wife, mother, and homemakers. Other American Jews believe a woman can, and should be able to, do anything a man can do.